RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – September 16, 2013 – Quintiles today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Novella Clinical (Novella), a full-service clinical research organization (CRO) focused primarily on emerging oncology customers as well as those in the medical device and diagnostics sectors.
We are extremely pleased to have completed the acquisition of Novella and look forward to working together to increase our collective opportunities with emerging oncology and medical device companies,” said Paula Brown Stafford, president, Clinical Development at Quintiles. “With the transaction now officially closed, we will focus our efforts on leveraging Quintiles’ global resources and capabilities with the expertise and personal attention of Novella to continue to deliver the high-quality services customers have come to expect from both companies.”
Now known as “Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company,” Novella will operate as a unit within Quintiles, retaining its existing leadership team as well as its specialized customer focus.
Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 27,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We have helped develop or commercialize all of the top-50 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic, scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com.
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